First Team 21/05/2016

Official | Walter Mazzarri Appointed Head Coach At Watford

WATFORD FOOTBALL CLUB is delighted to announce that it has reached agreement with Italian Walter Mazzarri to become its Head Coach with effect from July 1, 2016.

The 54-year old, who enjoyed a 15-year playing career in his home country, has a wealth of experience managing in the top-flight in Italy and has signed a three-year contract at Vicarage Road. 

Hornets' CEO Scott Duxbury said of Mazzarri's appointment: "Walter has been the target of a number of approaches for his services, so we're delighted to secure him as Head Coach here at Watford. 

"We're thoroughly looking forward to working with such a highly-regarded coach, with the progress and development of the club always remaining the highest priority." 

During his time in Serie A, Mazzarri has twice reached the Coppa Italia final with Sampdoria and Napoli - as well as guiding the latter to a second-place finish. 

His most recent appointment was made in 2013, when he joined Italian giants Inter Milan as Head Coach. 

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First Team 15/05/2016

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